Opinion

Reader Input: Rocklin PONY Bronco had magic season

I wanted to share my congratulations for the outstanding performance both on the field and off by the players and families of the Rocklin PONY Bronco team representing your communi ...

Our View: Cinéma vérité comes of age with ‘Boyhood’

None of us grow up in a vacuum. Youth is a gauntlet of influences, of family and friends and cultural factors that shape our DNA into the person who comes out the other side, but ...

Baseball’s supporting cast

Little League and PONY Youth baseball have started to wind down, at least in this area. Some teams made some amazing runs in the postseason and deserve congratulations. Recently w ...

Our View: Denial bleeds harder than news headlines

Silence can be the most comforting way for a community’s future to disintegrate. Earlier this year, a reader published a letter blasting our newsroom for covering too much & ...

Learning the lessons of experience

The half-marathon is an incredible feat for the average individual to compete in and to complete. This past weekend, I competed in the Davis Moo-nlight half-marathon Saturday nigh ...

Reader input: Placer Herald guest column advocates theft

Last week I was distressed to read the article in which Placer Herald’s guest columnist advocated pillaging (stealing) granite fence posts – icons of the Rocklin commun ...

Another View: Understanding science shouldn’t be controversial

Being a scientist is not for everyone, but benefiting from scientists’ work is. However you want to respond to science—love, hate, inspiration or apathy— is your ...

Another View: Rocklin’s granite icons catch the eye

Slowly but surely, a Rocklin icon is disappearing and our citizens are oblivious to the loss. I’m referring to the large granite posts that used to be ubiquitous in every cor ...

Another View: Mountain lions, rattlesnakes and Rocklin’s ‘other’ residents

During my training at the police academy many years ago, we were taught that law enforcement officers routinely face unknown and often dangerous challenges. While that has held tru ...

Our View: State prisons understand what county leaders don’t

“I’ve got magic!” a throaty, grizzled voice half-coughed at me through the cell door. I heard this utterance a few months ago while walking through “X-Hous ...